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March Newsletter 2013
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A “Christian Care Company”

MARCH 2013

Marian Cody Mildred Ann Cole Joseph & Viola Louie

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will be offering free tax preparation at Fellowship Square on Wednesdays and Fridays in March. Appointments are available starting Wednesday, March 6th through Friday, March 28th: WEDNESDAYS:
 9am-12pm in Villa 1 Clubhouse  12pm-4pm in Villa 2 Clubhouse

Marsha Clovis

John Eckhardt Roger Kase Laneda Walter Welcome to Fellowship Square Tucson— we look forward to meeting you! INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Active Lifestyles Bella Hair Design Blood Pressure Clinic Department Updates Easter Buffet Library Corner Mark your Calendar Resident’s Corner 7 5 9 2 4 12 5 10

 9am-12pm in Villa 4 Clubhouse  12pm-4pm in the Dining Room Lobby

Space is limited and appointments are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. To reserve your appointment, call the Activities Office: 721-3003. LOOKING FOR TAX FORMS?
Federal and State tax forms may be printed off the internet from the following sites: FEDERAL TAX FORMS: www.irs.ustreas.gov or www.irs.gov/formspubs Request forms via mail by calling the IRS automated line: 1-800-829-3676, (TDD 1-800-829-4059). AZ STATE TAX FORMS: www.azdor.gov/forms.aspx Request AZ forms via mail by calling: 1-800-352-4090, (TDD 1-800-397-0256). The government also offers free e-filing online for individual Federal tax returns at: www.irs.gov/efile


MARCH 2013


Bringing your friends closer has never been easier and more beneficial! With our Send-AFriend Program, both you and your friends can find more of what you want at Fellowship Square! Refer your friends and if they move into our community, you will not only experience the benefit of living close to your friends, YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A $150.00 RENT CREDIT! See our Marketing Director for details: 886-5537.

DINING ROOM UPDATE:  NEW! BISTRO CERTIFICATES! You can now purchase Gift Certificates for the Bistro—great for family, friends and gifts! For more information call the Dining Room Manager at 721-3046 or visit the Bistro.  TO-GO ORDERS: To-Go orders are available from the Hostess in the Dining Room: Sunday: 11:00am—2:00pm Monday-Saturday: Lunch: 11:15am—1:30pm Dinner: 3:30pm—6:30pm  MEAL DELIVERIES: To place an order for delivery from the Dining Room, call the Bistro at 731-6680 before 2:00pm. There is a $3.00 deliver charge PER MEAL, for meals delivered to a Resident’s apartment.

 FOREVER STAMPS are available for sale from the Activities Office in Villa 1: books of 20 stamps are $9.20, individual stamps are $.46 each.  IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, please dial 911 IMMEDIATELY. After calling 911, you can then use your Lifeline to alert Security so they can assist, as needed. By calling 911 first, you can save precious time during an emergency. If you are in a common area when an emergency occurs, dial 911 on one of the pay phones located onsite— this is a FREE call.  MAINTENANCE SERVICE REQUEST LINE: 731-6699. If you have a Maintenance Emergency after-hours or on the weekend, call the main office at 886-5537.

Sunday: 11:00am–last seating at 1:45pm Monday-Saturday Lunch: 11:30am–last seating at 1:15pm Dinner: 4pm–last seating at 6:15pm

Sunday Breakfast only: 7:00am-10:00am Monday-Saturday Breakfast: 7:00am-10:30am Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm Bistro: 731-6680 Dining Room Manager: 721-3046

MARCH 2013
 PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES Christian Care Outpatient Rehab Clinic, Dr. Lonny C. Nenadovich, BS, DPT. Offering state-of-the-art ACP Modalities with our qualified, professional physical therapy staff. Physical Therapy available Monday through Friday, Villa 2, Suite #170. Call for a Free Evaluation 721-3033  RESIDENT SERVICES are available 7-days a week to lend an extra helping hand in maintaining an independent and active lifestyle. Services are available 7am-4:30pm daily. For more information or to schedule services, contact Kathy Kea: 721-3006.  PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY: Free Prescription Delivery is available from the Walgreen’s at Pantano & Speedway to the residents of Fellowship Square Tucson, every Friday afternoon! Order prescriptions and small household items for free delivery every Friday. To schedule delivery, call the Walgreen’s Pharmacy: 204-1009.  SENIOR COMPANIONS: Did you know we have volunteers who are available to visit and assist Residents with small household chores, run errands, write letters and more at no charge? Volunteers hours are Monday—Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm, as available and may vary. If you would like to schedule Senior Companions volunteers, contact our Oasis AL Manager: 461-1469.

PAGE 3 TRANSPORTATION REMINDERS:  MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION: Transportation to Medical appointments is available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM-2PM. Please schedule your appointments during this time frame. To arrange Transportation to ALL Medical Appointments, please call the Concierge: 886-5537. Reservations for medical appointments must be made no later than 12:00PM the day PRIOR to your appointment.  Transportation to grocery shopping is provided every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. On Mondays and Fridays transportation is provided to the FRY’S Shopping Center at Speedway & Pantano and to the SAFEWAY Shopping Center at Broadway & Camino Seco. On Wednesdays shopping is at the FRY’S on 22nd & Harrison and the SAFEWAY Shopping Center located at Broadway & Camino Seco. Additional shopping is scheduled throughout the month; please see your monthly Activities Calendar for dates, locations, and times.  To arrange Transportation for shopping Trips call the ACTIVITIES OFFICE at 721-3003 the day prior to the trip. Please leave your NAME, VILLA & PHONE NUMBER along with the shopping trip you would like to attend. When calling after-hours and on weekends, leave a message with the information above, and we will call you back the next business day to confirm your shopping trip reservation.


MARCH 2013

 FIRST SEATING: 11:00am— 12:00pm, RESIDENTS ONLY; anyone with a guest will need to wait for Second Seating.  SECOND SEATING: 12:30pm— 3:00pm RESIDENTS WITH GUESTS: Guest Meals are $15.00. Guest Meals will be billed to Resident on next billing statement.  LIMIT 4 GUESTS PER APARTMENT, no exceptions.  Residents without a reservation will need to attend the FIRST SEATING ONLY, and will be seated AFTER Residents with reservations have been accommodated.  TICKET REQUIRED FOR SEATING: Please see the Hostess in the Dining Room for tickets. DEADLINE FOR TICKETS: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH.

11:15am-12:45pm in the east parking lot by the Dining Room. Apply for a library card, check out books, DVD’s, audio books, large print and reserve items for next month!

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES 6:30PM IN VILLA 2! Join us every Monday night and enjoy a great new release, complete with popcorn & soda. Seating begins at 6:00pm. March 4th: “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, (2012) PG, Family Comedy; When a young married couple are told they can't have a baby, they bury a box filled their wishes of a dream child. A mysterious young boy appears the next day, who brings magic to their lives and to the entire town. Starring: Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton. March 11th: “People Like Us”, (2012) PG-13, Drama; When fast-talking salesman Sam flies home to settle his estranged father's affairs, he learns he has a sister he never knew and is faced with giving his unknown sibling her share of the inheritance. Starring: Chris Pine, Jon Favreau & Michelle Pfeiffer. March 18th: 3/18: “Touch Back”, (2011) PG-13, Sports Drama; Fifteen years after suffering a career-ending injury in the state football championship, Scott gets a chance to go back in time and change the outcome. Starring: Brian Presley & Kurt Russell. March 25th: “Robot & Frank”, (2012) PG-13 Comedy; A retired burglar tries to return to his old profession when he finds the perfect accomplice—a robot. But his health is declining, which complicates his plans and schemes. Starring: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Susan Sarandon.

MARCH 2013


This Month’s Special Events you don’t want to miss…
SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND— SABBATH SERVICE, 2:00pm in V2: Jewish Sabbath service conducted by Barry Hirsch of Congregation Anshei Israel. Services are approximately 45 minutes. Everyone is welcome! Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, MARCH 4TH— LEARN A BIT WITH SENIORFIT, 2:00pm in Villa 2: Senior Olympics Kick-off; Join us to learn more about this year’s SeniorFITness Olympic games. Sign up with SeniorFITness or call 461-1460. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH— ABUNDANT LIFESTYLES, 1:00 pm in Villa 2: Those Were the Days! Dig deep to your childhood memories and come ready to share experiences on how different things are today from the past. All are welcome. Discussion led by Marla Knas. THURSDAY, MARCH 7TH— PET PRESENTATION 10:00am, Villa 3 Courtyard: Join us for an educational presentation with certified dog trainer Rama Hiesey of Handi-dog. Get tips on training and socializing our pets. 4-legged friends are welcome to attend on a leash. If presentation is moved inside, pets must stay home. RSVP to Sandy: 721-3002. FRIDAY, MARCH 8TH— A TOAST TO TSO, 2013/14 Season Preview, 7:00pm in V2. Join us for a reception and presentation with Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s George Hanson along with special guest performers, to give us a taste of TSO’s exciting new season! RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. MONDAY, MARCH 11TH— A-1 WATCH REPAIR & BATTERY, 11:00am-2:00pm, Dining Room: Watch batteries replaced for $5.00. Free estimates on watch and clock repairs. No appointment needed, just walk-in! MONDAY, MARCH 11TH— SONORA HEARING CARE, Free Hearing Aid Check-ups, 1:00-3:00pm, V2 Great Room: Free Hearing Aid cleanings, no appointment needed, just sign in with the volunteer! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH— ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, 2:00pm in Villa 2: Join us for a fun discussion on Shakespeare’s two great political plays: Richard III and Macbeth led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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MARCH 2013
FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND— OPERA NIGHT AT FELLOWSHIP SQUARE 6:30pm in Villa 2: “Lucrezia Borgia” Donizetti’s melodramatic opera tells the story of the notorious femme fatale renowned for her ruthlessness and fondness of poison, who reveals a poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son amid the twists and turns of mistaken identity, jealousy and revenge in Renaissance Italy. Come dressed for an evening out. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH— THE PROMISE OF EASTER! 6:30pm in Dining Room: Join us for an uplifting Easter Concert featuring the Filipino-American Christian Fellowship. Enjoy a joyful musical celebration of Christ’s Resurrection and promise of salvation! Refreshments following the concert. Doors open at 6:00pm. RSVP to Activities: 721-3003. SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH— MATINEE MOVIE, 1:00pm in V2, “To Rome With Love” (2012) R, Comedy: In Woody Allen’s comedic romp through Rome, an opera director discovers a potential new star in an unexpected place, a young architect battles feelings for his girlfriend's gal-pal and an average guy suddenly finds himself hounded by paparazzi. Contains some sexual references, adult situations & language. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH— SATURDAY CLASSIC MOVIE 1:00pm in V2: Join us for the musical classic, “The King and I” (1956) G, starring Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr in the true story of Englishwoman, Anna Leon Owens, who went to Siam as a teacher to the royal court in the 1860’s and found herself at odds with the stubborn monarch and featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s unforgettable score. Discussion led by Ernie Gabrielson. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003. SUNDAY, MARCH 17TH— A DIXIELAND CELEBRATION! 6:30-8:30pm, Fellowship Square Dining Room: Put on a bit o’ the green and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, New Orleansstyle with the Dixieland Swing Trio! Enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship, dancing to Big Band, Dixieland and Swing favorites! Doors open at 6:15pm for seating. TICKETS REQUIRED FOR SEATING; RSVP TO ACTIVITIES: 721-3003. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH— AFTERNOON MOVIE MAGIC, 1:00pm in V2: Join us to watch and discuss “Hoosiers” PG (1986); the 1954 Hickory Huskers is a small-town Indian basketball team with a lot of hope and no talent. Their new coach arrives to whip their team into shape…while inciting controversy in the process. Starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. Discussion led by Ernie. Sign up with Activities: 721-3003.

MARCH 2013


2:00 PM GAME GROUP, V3: Cards and games with low vision accommodations. Contact Joan: 225-0034. V2 WORSHIP SERVICES: Led by a different area church each week. VITALITY CHAIR EXERCISE, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group.

Check out our weekly activities; open to all Residents!
2:00 PM 2:00 PM NICKEL & DIME POKER, V3: Contact Jay, 298-2190. SHUFFLEBOARD meets at the Villa 2 Courts: Contact John, 574-0708 CRIBBAGE GROUP V1: Contact Hazel, 888-1009.

3:00 PM

2:30 PM

8:00 AM

Encouraging Words Library 9am-12pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, V1 Clubhouse 9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin.

9:00 AM

10:00 AM UKULELE GROUP, Villa 1: Led by instructor Michael Crownhart, all music provided. Contact Activities: 721-3003. 10:00 AM BEGINNING LINE DANCING, V2: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. 10:30 AM SF BASIC LINE DANCING, V2: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. Must be able to move multi-directionally. 11:00 AM LOW VISION GROUP, V3: Support group for anyone affected by low vision. March 11th: Group Sharing. March 25th: Group Sharing. Contact Joan: 225-0034. 1:00 PM VILLA 1 BIBLE STUDY: Led by Chaplain Al Story, 721-3009.

10:00 AM V3 BIBLE STUDY: Led by Pastor Gordon Vernon. Contact Maradine, 398-7642. 10:00 AM WII BOWLING, V2: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. NEW TIME! 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM AQUA MOTION, V2 East Pool: Led by SeniorFITness: 461-1460. PINOCHLE, in V1: Contact Emma Lou, 625-6807. WATERCOLOR CLASS with Art Instructor Ray Beatty, V2: Free classes for Residents. Contact Activities, 721-3003. VILLA VOICES, Villa 2, directed by Ken Novak: All music provided. Contact Activities: 721-3003

6:00 PM


MARCH 2013

8:00 AM VITALITY CHAIR EXERCISE, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 9:00 AM STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group. 10:00 AM PARKINSON’S GROUP: Will be on vacation until April. Contact Paula 323-2502 11:00 AM BIBLE STUDY, Villa 2: Led by Chaplain Story: 721-3009. NEW! GOLF CHIP & PUTT, 12:30 PM V2 Putting Green: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 12:30 PM VANTAGE WEST ONSITE BANKING SERVICES, in the Dining Room. 1:00 PM GENEALOGY CLUB, Computer Room: Discover more about your Family Tree! Contact Nikki: 448-7383 1:00 PM PARTY BRIDGE, Villa 1: Contact Pat: 296-0314. 1:00 PM TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, V4: SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 2:00 PM KINGS IN THE CORNER, V3: Contact Betty: 338-7088. 7:00 PM GAME NIGHT Villa 1: Join us for dominoes & favorite games, Contact Inez: 648-2281. SENIORFIT BASIC BALANCE, 2:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays in SeniorFIT V2; Balance program to improve health and reduce falls. Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460.

9:00 AM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin. 10:30 AM BIBLE STUDY, Villa 4: Led by Chaplain Story: 721-3009 11:30 AM CATHOLIC MASS, V2: Contact: Jeanne 290-3649. 10:50am Resident’s Rosary NEW AQUA MOTION, V2 East Pool: Led by SeniorFITness: TIME! 1:00 PM 461-1460. 1:00 PM TUCSON’S DESERT CRONES, Villa 3: Women’s group open to all ladies ages 60+. Topics & programs vary each week. Contact Louise 885-0072 or Trilby 409-3357. 2:00 PM BINGO, Villa 2: We are unable to change $20’s; please bring $1’s, $5’s & $10’s. 2:00 PM CREATIVE WRITING GROUP. March 7th & 21st in the Library: Come share your stories—all are welcome! 2:00 PM THE KNIT-WITS Knit & CROCHET, Villa 1: Items are donated to the Veterans Hospital & Project Linus. Contact Rose: 889-1340. BRAINFITNESS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 11:00 am in the Computer Room: Exercise your brain and have fun! No computer skills required. Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460.

MARCH 2013


2:00 PM SHUFFLEBOARD meets at the Villa 2 Courts: Contact John, 574-0708 7:00 PM SCRABBLE CLUB, Villa 1: All are welcome! Contact Luise 290-4354.

9:00 AM 1:00 PM TAI CHI & BEYOND, V2: Led by Ralph Garvin. BRIDGE, Villa 1: Contact Anne 886-6912 or Arleen: 721-5201. VETERANS GROUP, Villa 4 March 2nd: Join us the first Saturday of each month. Contact Steve: 747-3244. RUMMIKUBE, Villa 3: All are welcome! Contact Luise 290-4354.

1:30 PM

8:00 AM VITALITY CHAIR EXERCISE, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 8:00 AM WALKING CLUB, pick up at V1: SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 9:00 AM STRENGTH & TONE, V2: Resident-led exercise group. 10:00AM EZ DOES IT YOGA, V2: Led by SeniorFIT: 461-1460. 10:00AM GRIEFSHARE, V1: Grief support group, led by Chaplain Al Story: 721-3009. 10:00AM WATERCOLOR CLASSES, Villa 3 with Art Instructor Ray Beatty: Classes are free to Residents. Contact Activities: 721-3003. 12:45PM PARTY BRIDGE, Villa 1: Calling all Bridge players— Play with a group—no partner needed. Contact Lee: 461-1454. 1:00 PM NICKEL & DIME POKER, V3: New players are welcome! Contact Jan 721-6206 2:00 PM BUNKO! Villa 2 Clubhouse. $2.00 buy-in; prizes awarded to the high rollers. Contact Arlene 886-6906. 2:00 PM

LEARN HOW TO FINGER SPELL; if interested, contact Flo: 886-0294. QUAKER MEETING; if interested in attending, contact Shirley: 822-8766. If you have a group you would like to have other Residents to attend, contact the Activities Office: 721-3003. ACTIVE LIFESTYLE Groups are open to All Residents.

Register to win a FREE service from Resident Services each week! VILLA 1 MARCH 7TH VILLA 2 MARCH 14TH VILLA 3 MARCH 21TH VILLA 4* MARCH 28TH
*V4 Blood Pressure Clinic is from 9:00am-10:00am.

MARCH BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS Every Thursday at 10:00am


MARCH 2013

Original stories, poems & articles by our Residents.
Marge Schmidt and I go back in time...many years. She is largely responsible for my residency here in Fellowship Square. We volunteered together at TMC for the Red Cross Blood Bank, which came to TMC five times a year. Marge was living at Fellowship, and extolling its virtues...ad infinitum. So, I decided to check it out. I was her guest for lunch, and after an extensive tour...by golly, she was right! I signed up that day. So, thank you Marge, for assuring that my retirement years are comfortable and peaceful. Life is good! Now, let me write a bit about Marge. She is a petite Red Head, with a twinkle in her blue eyes. She has a distinctive voice. I know everyone here has met this little dynamo, since she gets involved in everything. She often assists serving snacks after some activity in Villa 2 or the Dining Room. She loves the Casino and makes sure everyone is on the bus, to and from. As you read this Villager, please note that she also assists in preparing (collating) this monthly Newsletter. She does a whole bunch of other things, and frankly, I can’t keep up with her!!! Marge, we are all happy that you live here among us!

Little child, city child, Have you ever seen The beauty of the woodlands Being touched by summer green? Child of streets, noise and din, Have you ever heard A silence deep enough to hear The call of one small bird? Little child, ghetto child, Would you like to see A golden butterfly? Then take My hand and come with me. Little child, we will go To a special place Where woodlands border on a field Made white with Queen-Anne’s-Lace. For a while, little child, You and I will be One with trees and earth and sky And all that we can see. When you go back home, you know It isn’t left behind. Oh no! The beauty goes with you. It’s planted in your mind. Let us rest now, little child. Your head begins to nod. Now maybe if we’re very still, We’ll feel the touch of God

MARCH 2013


March winds: Sand storms whirling, IRS facts swirling, So many baseball bats twirling. It’s Spring.

Sheep crossing the road Along the Ring of Kerry Cliffs facing the sea Confusing signposts Atop winding, narrow roads Peat moss harvesting Kilarney splendor Carriage ride in the grey mist Gypsies on the road Waterford crystal Handcrafted on whirring stones Golf trophies and more Dublin’s glossy streets Cobblestones wet with hard rain Hiding Georgian doors Lunch at Irish pub Guinness beer, shepherd’s pie What a treat that is

No kidding, I am serious—we have an angel in Villa I. Her name is “Susan.” Everybody knows Susan. She is always good natured and with a cheerful greeting. And if you need help with anything, she is right there to help. I’m so grateful that we have this angel in my villa.


PROGRESS By Ellen Canterbury
A helplessness leaves me overwhelmed. Gradually a sense of accomplishment returns. The day finally arrives when I can say, “Thank you God.” I have learned another lesson in living, Not as independently, but in humble humility.

Computer Assistance available Monday & Friday 10am-12pm.

Several generous cups of Friendliness 2 cups of Kindness 1/2 cup of Consideration a dash of Thoughtfulness 2 tablespoons of Fun a pinch of Meekness 1 cup of Nice Conversation power Stir until evenly mixed and then pour into a soft heart. Bake at a loving degree, checking often to see that none of the ingredients have evaporated. Continue baking until it is guaranteed not to fall apart. Keep it warm and always on hand.

A RECIPE FOR FRIENDSHIP Submitted By Jean Lipham

Your Devoted Management Team:
Executive Director: 721-3020 George Ortega Employee Services: 731-6690 Debbie Dansbee Property Accountant: 721-3019 Mary Sterling Maintenance Service Line: 731-6699 Jim McDonald, Facilities Director Sales & Marketing Director: 886-5537 Jerri Ann Hooper OASIS AL Manager: 461-1458 Tariequa Powell, LPN Director of Food Services: 721-3044 Winona Williams Activities Department: 721-3003 Carolyn R. Gorst, ACT Coordinator Community Chaplain: 721-3009 Al Story Dining Room Manager: 721-3046 Brian Helmbrecht Housekeeping Coordinator: 721-3013 Susana Mendoza Leasing Coordinator: 721-3002 Sandra Luety OASIS Life Enrichment: 461-1464 Maryann Conway, LE Coordinator Resident Service Coordinator: 721-3006 Kathy Kea, LPN SeniorFITness Coordinator: 461-1460 Steven Hughes Transportation Coordinator: 731-6681 Mike Frate BISTRO: 731-6680 CONCIERGE: 886-5537 SECURITY: 721-3017
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The weekend of March 9 and 10 will have book lovers throughout Arizona trekking here to attend the Tucson Festival of Books. Many residents of Fellowship Square look forward to this event every year. The 2013 edition of this great festival will welcome over 120,000 people walking around the mall and buildings of the beautiful U of A campus. Among the unforgettable things they will enjoy will be author seminars, delicious food and drinks, book signing and many other activities that provide wit, wisdom and fun. Hundreds of authors and volunteers help stage this glorious event. Over 400 authors will be on hand as well as 1,800 persons to help make this festival one of the best things to be held here. There will also be over 200 exhibitors. Hopefully, this year’s festival will be the biggest and best yet. Best selling authors from every genre and age range will be on hand to sign books and present seminars. This year’s book festival is a wonderful opportunity to wander through a cornucopia humor, insight and adventure only found in books. Spring comes early in Southern Arizona and while most of the nation is still calculating wind chill and frost, we enjoy high desert air and beauty perfect for the Festival. I love wandering around in this beautiful setting discussing books with readers as well as authors. Several of my favorite authors will be on hand to talk about what is new and classic in reading material. As we follow a path to the Festival, we will remember that reading books is the path to everywhere. CORRECTION from our February 2013 Villager—Library Corner; Uncle Tom’s Cabin was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and first published in 1852, not Henrietta Beecher Stowe. We apologize for error. Thank you!


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